About these pancakes. No, they aren’t totally guilt free or completely healthy. But they are definitely healthier than regular pancakes. For starters, most of the base is oatmeal and there’s no sugar of any kind in them. I’m not including the syrup you see in the pictures. These are also made with buttermilk and just one egg. Apple puree goes into the batter giving the pancakes a lovely brown colour.
When I read recipes that tell how some sweet dishes are ‘super healthy’ or ‘guilt free’, I’m rarely convinced. Mostly because when you read the recipe, you’ll see there’s sugar in some form or the other. On the rare occasion I want to eat mildly healthy it has to be something without sugar and grease. I’m not a fan of whole wheat in sweet things because it tastes weird and the texture it gives is quite off putting.
2-3 mins per pancake
Instant oats – 3/4 cup
Flour – 1/4 cup (you could use whole wheat flour too)
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 pinch
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
Apple – 1 cored and pureed (puree comes up to about 1/2 cup)
Buttermilk – 1 cup (you could use regular milk instead)
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Egg – 1 separated
Apple slices to garnish
Honey or maple syrup to pour on pancakes
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Bring the apple puree, olive oil, buttermilk and the egg yolk together in a bowl and mix well.
Pour it into the dry ingredients and gently fold.
Now whisk the egg white in a clean dry bowl using a fork till it’s almost stiff or very frothy.
Add the white into the batter and gently fold so you don’t knock the air out.
Heat a nonstick pan and pour a ladleful of batter on it. Keep it at medium heat so you don’t scorch the pancakes.
Let it cook on one side for about a minute to a minute and a half. Flip it over and let the other side cook.
Serve with sliced apples and honey or maple syrup.